Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, EPFL

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EPFL is one of the two federal technical schools (university) in Switzerland. Like the ETH in Zurich, it has three missions: education of students, scientific research and technology transfer. EPFL is located near Lausanne on the shores of the Lake Geneva. It has a campus of more than 10,000 people. The school stimulates collaboration between students, professors, researchers and entrepreneurs. These daily interactions give rise to new and work in science, technology and architecture.


Innovation - Jan 24
2019 was the second-best year ever in terms of fundraising by EPFL startups, which attracted CHF 285.8 million in new investment. In addition, the 23 young companies officially created last year confirm that EPFL's entrepreneurial ecosystem is flourishing.
Health - Jan 22

EPFL researchers have developed a highly sensitive and portable optical biosensor that stands to accelerate the diagnosis of fatal conditions like sepsis.

Life Sciences - Jan 17
Life Sciences

Scientists at EPFL have published two papers showing how genetics affects the ability of different individuals to fight off gut infections.

Life Sciences - Jan 15

Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the EPFL Blue Brain Project have developed 'Neuron_Reduce', a new computational tool that provides the scientific community with a straightforward capability to simplify complex neuron models of any cell type and still faithfully preserve its input-output properties while significantly reducing simulation run-time.

Sport - Jan 9

Almost 2,000 athletes aged 18 and under will descend on Lausanne and the surrounding area for the Youth Olympic Games. EPFL, in partnership with the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), will use this unique opportunity to test a series of technologies developed in the lab before bringing them to the general public.

Computer Science - Jan 7

Yesterday evening, tiny robots developed by EPFL spin-off Foldaway Haptics were the center of attention at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The 33 "bionic flaps," installed on a concept car from German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz, moves bodywork parts in response to the driver's decisions and interacts with the public.

Environment - Jan 21

Concerns about climate change have given rise to a whole series of concepts that are widely used despite their lack of a concrete definition. EPFL researchers have taken a closer look at the "green economy" concept in particular to clarify exactly what it means.

Environment - Jan 16

Researchers at EPFL have developed a new model to calculate hydraulic fracture propagation.

Social Sciences - Jan 13
Social Sciences

EPFL startup hiLyte has developed an eco-friendly battery that will allow people in Sub-Saharan Africa to light their homes and charge their cell phones.

Astronomy - Jan 8

New measurements using gravitational lensing, an innovative method that EPFL researchers have been working on for many years, suggest the universe is expanding faster than previously thought.

Earth Sciences - Jan 6
Earth Sciences

Researchers at EPFL and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy have devised strategies for reducing the earthquake risk associated with geothermal energy, CO2 storage and other human activities happening deep underground.

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